The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena’s trustees started the grants program ten years ago, and since then we have funded nearly $700,000 for varied projects such as bible study group materials, minor building repairs, and national ministry conference attendance. These grants are funded by the Foundation’s unrestricted resources and approved by our Board of Trustees.

Annual grant application and guidelines are announced in February, applications accepted from March-June, with awards made by the end of July.  This year the Foundation awarded $60,000, congratulations to the grant recipients!

Anaconda Catholic Community 500.00 Single purchase of children’s and youth bibles
Anaconda Catholic Community 1,292.50 Asphalt sealer for St. Peter’s Church parking lot
Blessed Trinity Catholic Community – Missoula 1,000.00 Large screen TV for faith formation use
Butte Catholic Community North 1,750.00 St. Patrick and Immaculate Conception Parishes Evangelization Project
Butte Catholic Community Youth Ministry 1,000.00 Tickets and travel for youth and two chaperones to National Catholic Youth Convention (NCYC) in Indianapolis
Catholic Campus Ministry, submitted by Christ the King Parish 2,000.00 A retreat designed to allow college students from the Diocese of Helena Campus Ministries to meet religious and explore the vocation of religious life
Catholic Social Services 2,500.00 Baby Boutique Resources
Catholic Youth Rural Outreach 2,000.00 Increase youth involvement in events, help parishes form youth programs, create opportunities for youth dialogue
Christ the King – Missoula 750.00 Purchase new database management software to more effectively and efficiently use Parish data.
DeLaSalle Blackfeet School 3,000.00 Amplifying Indian Education
Diocese of Helena 2,000.00 publication of a 6-page DOH newsletter pilot project that was approved by Bishop Thomas for 1 year with review in March, 2018 for possible continuation.
Good Samaritan Ministries 2,000.00 New phone system for office and store
Guatemala Mission 5,000.00 Funding to assist Clinica Maxena to provide medical care for patients most in need.
Holy Cross – Townsend 1,000.00 RE & vacation bible school program support.
Holy Cross – Townsend 400.00 Adult RE class.
Immaculate Conception – Deer Lodge 600.00 To provide bibles, rosaries, crosses & religious items for Montana State Prison & Hospital
Immaculate Conception – Polson 1,622.50 Make church and parish hall handicap accessible
Little Flower- Browning 2,000.00 Youth education
Madison County Catholic Community 750.00 Bible study facilitator and participant study materials
Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry 1,000.00 Mtech CCM program to enhance music, bible study, and Son Light participation
Our Lady of the Valley – Helena 1,000.00 Young adult and family ministry to strengthen and increase this membership of parish
Resurrection University Parish – Bozeman 1,000.00 New liturgical books with music to enhance college liturgical program
St. Anne – Heart Butte 3,000.00 Youth education
St. Francis – Valier 1,000.00 Transforming the parish and forming disciples through Renew International
St. Francis of Assisi – Hamilton 1,000.00 Modernize and replace equipment used in instruction of all levels (1-12) of Religious Education
St. Francis of Assisi – Hamilton 1,000.00 Sending our largest number of youth to the NCYC convention in November 2018
St. Francis Xavier – Missoula 1,422.50 Renovation and restoration of faith formation room for use by religious ed and moms’ group
St. Ignatius Mission 1,000.00 Members of local Kateri group to attend National Tekakwitha Conference in Rapid City, SD
St. Ignatius Mission 1,250.00 Purchase resources for parish RE programs Grades K-5 and Adult Faith Enrichment
St. John the Evangelist – Fairfield 1,000.00 Holistic adult faith formation
St. Joseph – Choteau 1,000.00 Adult and Family Faith Formation
St. Margaret – Cut Bank 1,000.00 Transforming the parish and forming disciples through Renew International
St. Mary – Helena 1,122.50 Installation of video surveillance and alarm systems
St. Mary – Stevensville 1,000.00 Send ten delegates to the National Catholic Youth Conference
St. Matthew’s Catholic School 1,622.50 Repair parking lot, basketball court and playground
St. Matthew’s Parish 500.00 Date Night Marriage Ministry Enrichment
St. Matthew’s Parish 750.00 Women in the New Evangelization Fall Pilgrimage
St. Matthew’s Parish 1,000.00 Formation and training for high school RE leaders
St. Michael – Conrad 1,500.00 Whole parish catechesis and formation
St. Rose of Lima – Dillon 1,422.50 Replace carpeting in rectory
St. Teresa of Avila – Whitehall 1,622.50 Remove sky lights; remove and install new roof on parish
St. William – Shelby 1,000.00 Transforming the parish and forming disciples through Renew International
Spirit of Christ Mission 1,622.50 Replace defunct furnaces